The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

2 June 2004

Eighty-niner

In Oklahoma parlance, an Eighty-Niner is someone who was actually on hand for the Land Run on 22 April 1889, which resulted in the founding of Oklahoma City. More recently, the name was applied to the city's minor-league baseball club, which is now known as the RedHawks.

And blogwise, the 89er is the 89th edition of Carnival of the Vanities, hosted this week by Read My Lips, seven days' worth of superior bloggage in a single handy package. Even if it is in Texas.

Posted at 4:47 PM to Blogorrhea


Reportedly, certain of my wee wifey's father's ancestors arrived in Oklahoma just in time to watch the Eighty-Niners arrive.

Posted by: triticale at 11:21 PM on 3 June 2004